NEW YORK (AP) A video game simulation of the NBA season predicts a repeat of last season’s finals, only with the Golden State Warriors needing seven games to beat Cleveland this time.
The NBA 2K16 simulation actually had the Warriors finishing second to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference during the regular season, with Kevin Durant averaging 30.7 points and winning his second MVP award. But fourth-seeded San Antonio then knocked the Thunder out in the West semifinals before the Warriors ousted the Spurs in the West finals.
Cleveland won the East and then romped to the finals, beating No. 2 Chicago in five games in the East finals.
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Last season, an NBA 2K15 simulation came out exactly right, forecasting the Warriors over the Cavs in six games in the NBA Finals.